Neil Larsen is Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory at the Neil Larsen (Ph.D., Comparative Literature 1986) is Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory at the University of California, Davis, and he works and writes extensively in the areas of Latin American literature, postcolonial studies, and general literary and critical theory. He is the author of Modernism and Hegemony (1990), Reading North by South (1995), and Determinations: Essays on Theory, Narrative and Nation in the Americas (2001). His current projects include a book of essays on changes in the written form of dialectical thought in Hegel, Marx, Lukács and Adorno.
Neil Larsen's broader research and teaching interests include critical theory and its philosophical sources, marxism, comparative literature, and post-colonial and Latin-American literary studies (including Brazil).
His University of California-Davis faculty page can be found here.
University of Minnesota Press publications:
Reading North by South: On Latin American Literature, Culture and Politics (1995)
Modernism and Hegemony: a Materialist Critique of Aesthetic Agencies (1990)